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Much To Be Thankful For

Sunday, November 28th, 2010

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We decided to work our way to the Dallas area for Thanksgiving and are going to try to avoid the colder air around Christmas.  Rick’s medication is making him sensitive to the cold.

The Cowboys didn’t win, but the rest of Thanksgiving was wonderful.  Here’s a rare shot of 6-foot tall Rick and sons Justin (L) and Marc (R).  You always feel safe walking between these two.


We gathered at Justin and Kiri’s house and tossed down some fantastic food.   We were able to get everyone together during halftime of the game for a portrait.


Then it was up at 3:00 AM on Friday to miss out on a few deals at Walmart    We did end up with another laptop at a good price.  Then it was time to hit the road to head back to South Texas and warmer weather.

More Birthdays and No Power Cord

Saturday, November 27th, 2010

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Here’s a blogging tip.  When you go on a trip, don’t forget the power cord to the laptop.  It not only make it difficult to blog, but makes you feel pretty stupid.

Anyway, we wanted to pass on birthday wishes to our granddaughter Ayden (Lance’s daughter) and  daughter-in-law Kiri (Justin’s wife).

Ayden turned 10 and had a birthday party with her friends.  Here she is shedding wrapping paper.


Pink is her favorite color.


Kiri turned to a new, wonderful, age.


No matter the age, we wish them the best.

Gracie’s Day

Friday, November 12th, 2010

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Happy 9th Birthday to granddaughter Gracie.  We are so proud of her.  She is a good fisherman, student and cheerleader.  I know her parents are beaming as well.


Robyn Jolley Looper 1989 – 2010

Tuesday, October 26th, 2010

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We have experienced an unfortunate and sad event. Our daughter-in-law, Kiri’s sister was tragically killed in an automobile accident in the Dallas area.


ROBYN JOLLEY LOOPER was only 23 years old and  left behind hundreds of friends and two beautiful children, Emma and Easton, ages 4 and 3.

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Kiri has established a TRUST ACCOUNT for the two children and to facilitate donations to this account, we have added the following Paypal button.

Anything you can contribute would be greatly appreciated and go a long way toward helping Robyn’s husband, Frank and the children.

Our thoughts and prayers are with Robyn’s family and we are proud to have been included in her extended family.  We will miss you Robyn.

Football Fanatics

Saturday, September 25th, 2010

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On a recent trip to the Dallas area we met up with Tinka’s sister, Jenelle, and her husband, John from British Columbia, Canada.  John is a die hard Oregon State Beaver fan and he sprung for some fantastic seats to the TCU – OSU pre-season opener.   We arrived early and John, Jenelle, and Tinka try out their seats.


The game was held at the fantastic Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas.   This night shot shows off the glass and lighting effects. (You can learn more about the stadium by clicking here.)


The huge TV monitor (160 feet long) is back-lit by the closed roof.


At game time they played the Star Spangled Banner and opened the roof, which stayed opened throughout the game.


The Oregon State visitors show their patriotism.


By kickoff time, some 45,000 fans were in attendance.


Even with our great seats, I found it easier to watch the action on the large screen TV.

Going even to a college game can put a hole in your wallet.  Seats – $150 each, Parking – $30.00, Beer – $8.00 EACH – Bottled Water – $5.00, etc.  You get the picture.

We got off a bit easy because our son Lance, who works at the stadium, fixed us up with a parking pass and shuttled us from the car to the stadium in a golf cart.  Thanks, Lance.


We had a wonderful time.  Less wonderful for the OSU fans,  but they still enjoyed it.